NYPD: Deadly hit-run crash suspect in custody - New York News

NYPD: Deadly hit-run crash suspect in custody

Posted: Updated:
The NYPD is searching for Robert Decarlo, 26, of Brooklyn. The NYPD is searching for Robert Decarlo, 26, of Brooklyn.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 12-year-old girl in Brooklyn Wednesday is in police custody, the NYPD said.

Robert Decarlo, 26, turned himself into police at a precinct in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon. He is suspected of driving a stolen minivan onto the sidewalk and striking a woman and her two daughters near Flatlands Avenue and East 46th Street at about 4:42 p.m. Thursday, police said.

A preliminary investigation showed he had lost control, the Associated Press. He has not been charged.

First responders rushed all three victims to Kings County Hospital, where Joey Sellers, 12, was pronounced dead, the NYPD said. Her 9-year-old sister and the 38-year-old mother were listed in critical condition.

The driver of the minivan fled the scene, prompting the NYPD manhunt and the release of Decarlo's name and photogrpah.

The 2005 Dodge Caravan was reported stolen Friday in another part of Brooklyn.

The Highway Collision Investigation Squad is leading the investigation, the NYPD said.


  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:09:54 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices